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Month: May 2017

Security Tip 3 – Do not give the thief a step up on the ladder

Do not give the thief a step up on the ladder, especially near an open window

Security tip 3 is really about not leaving objects in your garden that can be used to access an open window, whether it be on the ground floor or the first floor. Objects such as ladders, bins and bike sheds, which can easily be moved so that the thief can climb on top of and gain access to your property.

If you do need to store ladders in your garden then please secure them to the wall with a quality chain and padlock. A good quality chain should have a Secure by Design Gold rating.

McCallum Locksmiths Ltd is an emergency locksmiths company proving 24/7 coverage for the Lincolnshire area. If you have an emergency (lock out) or just need a lock replacing or installing then please do hesitate to get in contact on 07789997214.

Security Tip 2 – Door Chain for Wooden or UPVC Doors

A door chain can be fitted to a wooden, metal and UPVC door and will give you an added layer of protection/security. It will not necessarily stop an intruder but it will make their efforts to get into your property more frustrating and difficult, the more frustrating a break in is the better. Why? They will have to make more noise to break in, the more noise they make then the greater the chance is of them getting caught. 

Another advantage to the door chain is that it allows you to partially open the door to allow a trades man for example to pass his ID through. However, please keep your face away from the door so that you can not be man handled in any way. A door chain is very easy to fit, cheap and can be brought from any hardware store.

McCallum Locksmiths Ltd is an emergency locksmiths company proving 24/7 coverage for the Lincolnshire area. If you have an emergency (lock out) or just need a lock replacing or installing then please do hesitate to get in contact or 07789997214.

Security Tip 1 – External Security Cameras

Security camera – wires exposed

If you are going to have an external security camera fitted to your property, then please have it fitted by an expert. The camera system installed in the photograph was fitted by an aerial installer and the cardinal sin that they have committed is leaving the wires on the outside of the property. By having the wires on the outside the camera system is easy to disable. So, if you are going to have a security camera system fitted then please have it fitted by a company that has experience and a proven track record in doing so. If you live in the Medway, Tonbridge, Dartford and Gravesend area then I can whole heartedly recommend Blakes Security System who are based on the Medway City estate. For more information on security camera installation, please call Dean, Laura, James or Cliff on 01634 723230 or email info@blakessecurity.com. I am not on a commission from them it just that they provide a first class service.

McCallum Locksmiths Ltd is an emergency locksmiths company proving 24/7 coverage for the Medway, Tonbridge, Dartford and Gravesend areas. If you have an emergency (lock out) or just need a lock replacing or installing then please do hesitate to get in contact on 01634 510398 or 07789997214.